We’ve all been there: scrolling through our Pinterest feed in search of a quick dinner recipe and instead coming across image after image of perfectly crafted, handmade things that make you feel vaguely inadequate as a human being.
Ok so maybe it’s not that bad, but you get the idea: you see all these people creating things with their own hands and you wish you could do it too.
Pinterest mom I am not, but I’ve always wanted to try my hand at the crafty side of life. There’s just something deeply satisfying about creating something with your own hands, that’s partly why I enjoy cooking so much!
So armed with my vague desire to try something ‘crafty’and with inspiration from one of my favorite bloggers Hayley, I set out this weekend to make a soft toy for Lilly as an ‘easy’ first project.
Step 1: Find a free pattern
This was (surprisingly) not as easy as I thought it would be. Turns out a lot of those links for patterns on Pinterest just lead to websites where you have to pay to acquire said pattern.
Finding a free pattern that I thought was pretty as well as simple enough for a novice took a little research but I finally settled on this pattern for an adorable little bunny.
Step 2: Cut out material
Who knew something as simple as cutting out perfect little bunny ears from fabric could be so satisfying..
Step 3: Start sewing!
There was a point in this project when I really wished I had a sewing machine, but overall it wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be to sew it all by hand.
Except for all those times I nicked my finger on the needle that is. Maybe working with a small, sharp object isn’t exactly the best choice for a clumsy person..
Step 4: Embroider the features
This was the most fun part! I loved doing the cute little eyes and mouth, though I’ll admit it took me a little trial and error to get the thread work right.
Step 6: Put in the stuffing and you’re done!
Yay! This turned out way better than I expected! I think I might be feeling the tingling of crafting addiction around the corner…
Do you like to sew or craft? Would you ever see yourself trying it out? Have you got any recommendations for easy patterns for a beginner?